Julio Jones misses practice, but should be okay for fantasy owners
Julio Jones still isn’t 100 percent, but he’ll likely suit up for Week 17. We break down the fantasy implications.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was held out of practice Wednesday. He is still dealing with an oblique injury but is expected to be ready in time for Atlanta’s divisional matchup with the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Jones suffered the injury in Week 14 and sat out the following week. He made his return in Week 16, catching seven passes for 107 yards in a big win against the New Orleans Saints. Jones was limited in the game, playing just 48 of 65 offensive snaps, but he made the most of his playing time. Jones has a 100-1,535-6 stat line through 14 games this season.
Fantasy impact: It was mostly a rest day for Jones. Even if he’s not 100 percent, he’s likely to play in the season finale with the NFC South title on the line. A fantasy stud who seems to always have some kind of minor injury, Jones should be in everybody’s fantasy lineups regardless of his status. He’s one of the easiest WR1 plays in the league.